Weekly Quiz No.12

Below is a list of 10 words, can you pick the correct meaning for each word?


1. Obfuscate.

a. To render indistinct.

 

b. Bring attention to a matter.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Escape imprisonment.

   
2. Pernicious.

a. Attractive to look at.

 

b. Causing great harm.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Acting in a childlike manner.

   
3. Esoteric.

a. Lasting a long time.

 

b. Understood only by a particular group.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Lying in a diagonal position.

   
4. Sonorous.

a. Loud sounding.

 

b. Having a pleasant smell.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Firm and unyielding.

   
5. Perfidy.

a. Strong hatred, loathing.

 

b. Silly mistake, gaffe.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Breach of faith.

   
6. Anguine.

a. Tall and slender.

 

b. Having leadership qualities.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Relating to or resembling a snake.

   
7. Immure.

a. Of the same age.

 

b. Enclose within walls, imprison.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Describe vividly.

   
8. Exergue.

a. Small space on coin or medal.

 

b. Formal apology.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Urgent need or demand, emergency.

   
9. Recidivate.

a. Relapse into criminal behaviour.

 

b. Satisfy or quench one's thirst.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Return a borrowed item

   
10. Somniferous.

a. Inducing sleep.

 

b. Lively and full of life.

Correct meaning?   ________________________

c. Easily shocked, prudish.




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Compiled by Tony McDermott 2004